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Thread started 08/13/14 8:42pm

thebanishedone

Full album shows

Would you like if Prince perform full albums on his concerts?

full Dirty Mind or Controversy ,Purple Rain and any other classic albums?

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Reply #1 posted 08/13/14 9:02pm

natechi

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I've thought about this before - on one hand I would like to see it happen and on the other hand it seems popular now for veteran acts to play a full album at a show (and it seems very unlike Prince to do that).

That said, I would like to hear 1999, Lovesexy and SOTT in particular. For me, it's less about hearing the hits from those albums, but getting to hear the songs he rarely (if ever) plays.

For exampe, on Musicology tour (I think), he played Elephants and Flowers at the acoustic set and it was so cool to hear that.

Nathan

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Reply #2 posted 08/13/14 9:19pm

SoulAlive

since he never brought the SOTT tour to the US,he can make up for it now by doing a US tour where he performs that album in its entirety smile

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Reply #3 posted 08/13/14 9:27pm

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since he never brought the SOTT tour to the US,he can make up for it now by doing a US tour where he performs that album in its entirety smile

If he got the majority of that 1987 band back together, I'd be all for it. He could cut "It's Gonna Be A Long Long Boring Beautiful Night" and add two or three other songs like Strange Relationship and Computer Blue...as he didn't play SR on the SOTT tour, and CB would be great to be a non-SOTT song.

Problem is, he'd probably have Shelby shouting "Put Your Hands UP" at the top of her lungs during Housequake, and would likely turn at least 4 or 5 great songs into snippets or heavily edited medleys. One can dream though...

And in related news.....The Essence Festival was the first show I had attended where Shelby was not employed as a crowd flunky shouting....I was amazed.

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Reply #4 posted 08/13/14 10:26pm

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I like variety in my personal opinion.
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Reply #5 posted 08/14/14 1:42am

Rebeljuice

EyeHatechu said:

I like variety in my personal opinion.

I also like my personal opinion to have variety too. smile

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Reply #6 posted 08/14/14 1:44am

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thebanishedone said:

Would you like if Prince perform full albums on his concerts?


full Dirty Mind or Controversy ,Purple Rain and any other classic albums?


You mean a 30 or 40 minute concert where everything is played exactly as it is on the record? Might as well stay home and put on the album again. And there is no point in getting the original band members back, because there aren't any! Prince recorded those albums by himself.
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Reply #7 posted 08/14/14 2:02am

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Rebeljuice said:



EyeHatechu said:


I like variety in my personal opinion.

I also like my personal opinion to have variety too. smile


lol
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Reply #8 posted 08/14/14 2:06am

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SuperSoulFighter said:

thebanishedone said:

Would you like if Prince perform full albums on his concerts?

full Dirty Mind or Controversy ,Purple Rain and any other classic albums?

You mean a 30 or 40 minute concert where everything is played exactly as it is on the record? Might as well stay home and put on the album again. And there is no point in getting the original band members back, because there aren't any! Prince recorded those albums by himself. [Edited 8/14/14 1:45am] [Edited 8/14/14 1:48am] [Edited 8/14/14 1:51am]

Get prince to recreate this live. Might make the Dirty Mind show longer than 28 mins or whatever.

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Reply #9 posted 08/14/14 3:04am

IstenSzek

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i know y'all don't wanna hear this, but i would love it if he did "The rainbow Children"

in full sometime. the material sounded great on that tour. but obviously, if he did it,

he'd have to get those people together again because that tour was fantastic.

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as far as older albums are concerned, it would be a trip to see either "Parade" or

"Around The World In A Day" as a whole during a show.

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Reply #10 posted 08/14/14 3:39am

billymeade

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I always thought a cool bootleg project would be to make something like this for each album.

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Reply #11 posted 08/14/14 3:47am

Askani

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How would he be able to fit in all those cheesy covers he's so fond of, though?
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Reply #12 posted 08/14/14 5:09am

herb4

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1999 would make for a great full set. Throw in Irresistable Bitch and How Come U Don't Call Me for good measure or for encores.

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Reply #13 posted 08/14/14 6:52am

stillwaiting

SuperSoulFighter said:

thebanishedone said:

Would you like if Prince perform full albums on his concerts?

full Dirty Mind or Controversy ,Purple Rain and any other classic albums?

You mean a 30 or 40 minute concert where everything is played exactly as it is on the record? Might as well stay home and put on the album again. And there is no point in getting the original band members back, because there aren't any! Prince recorded those albums by himself. [Edited 8/14/14 1:45am] [Edited 8/14/14 1:48am] [Edited 8/14/14 1:51am]

I could've sworn all those concert tours had a full band. It was really Prince in some high tech cloning playing all the parts? Damn, this site teaches me something new everyday.

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Reply #14 posted 08/14/14 6:53am

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I like the idea a lot, I know a lot of other bands have done the same - it's a cool little thing. Doesn't have to be a big stadium gig (although I'm sure Purple Rain could handle it).

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Reply #15 posted 08/14/14 7:11am

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Richard Thompson has done this. To add a little extra spice, he puts the names of the albums in a hat and lets an audience member pick one at the beginning of the show - so he doesn't know what's coming, either.

I can't imagine Prince would give up that kind of control, though. lol

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Reply #16 posted 08/14/14 7:21am

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Bruce Springsteen has been doing this for three or four years. He'll pick one album and do it from beginning to end.

The first half of such a concert is whatever Bruce feels like playiing, then it's followed by whatever album he's chosen, then back to the setlist for the encores.

I've not been to a full-album concert but the fan reviews of them have been uniformly positive.

Another thing Springsteen has been doing for nearly a decade is playing fan requests. He plays 5 - 10 fan requests at each show and many times, the songs requested aren't Springsteen songs. He plays lots of classic rock songs (although he hasn't yet played a Prince song to my knowledge). Fans make signs with their requests and Springsteen collects the ones he wants at various points in the show. Needless to say, the quality of some of the signs is now VERY high.

Finally, since I'm on a here's-what-Springseen-does jag, Bruce this year began starting his concerts with a song specific to where he was playing. It didn't have to be a Springsteen song, either. For instance in Houston, he began the show with his own "Seeds", which namechecks Houston. But in Australia, he kicked off the shows with AC/DC's "Highway to Hell".

So in conclusion, YES! I'd love to see Prince play a full album front-to-back as part of a concert!

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Reply #17 posted 08/14/14 9:40am

stillwaiting

RodeoSchro said:

Bruce Springsteen has been doing this for three or four years. He'll pick one album and do it from beginning to end.

The first half of such a concert is whatever Bruce feels like playiing, then it's followed by whatever album he's chosen, then back to the setlist for the encores.

I've not been to a full-album concert but the fan reviews of them have been uniformly positive.

Another thing Springsteen has been doing for nearly a decade is playing fan requests. He plays 5 - 10 fan requests at each show and many times, the songs requested aren't Springsteen songs. He plays lots of classic rock songs (although he hasn't yet played a Prince song to my knowledge). Fans make signs with their requests and Springsteen collects the ones he wants at various points in the show. Needless to say, the quality of some of the signs is now VERY high.

Finally, since I'm on a here's-what-Springseen-does jag, Bruce this year began starting his concerts with a song specific to where he was playing. It didn't have to be a Springsteen song, either. For instance in Houston, he began the show with his own "Seeds", which namechecks Houston. But in Australia, he kicked off the shows with AC/DC's "Highway to Hell".

So in conclusion, YES! I'd love to see Prince play a full album front-to-back as part of a concert!

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I was a huge Bruce fan way back when, but I lost touch with his career, but still respect him. Other than copying Prince in doing the unthinkable by firing the E Street Band, Bruce is fairly sane. Prince may have considered playing full albums around the time of the 2002 Celebration, but he is far too insane to give back to fans that much. He'd much rather rip them off with $77 websites, and then mock the same fans complaining by putting 77 tracks on 20Ten as a Big F-U to the fans who complained about it.

I've probably done a ton of what Prince should do posts on here, and I'm starting to laugh about how dumb it is to do, since Prince will only do what his mind is telling him. But I keep posting them lol. Should he ever decide to do a full album show, it would be great...

But another thing: Bruce has constantly done 3 and 4 hour shows for most of his entire career. Prince is famous for playing long shows, but he also plays lots of shows under 2 hours. In fact, the last 7 shows I have attended all were less than 120 minutes. So playing a whole album would be stretch for him. He likes to edit song lyrics out for multiple songs, more so for just not wanting to sing as much then concerns with the content.

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Reply #18 posted 08/14/14 9:46am

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Great idea, but which Prince album should we choose.. question wink

Peter Gabriel played all of his masterpiece "So" (released in 1986), on his tour last year: IIRC.

But Prince have too many masterpiece albums, it's difficult to choose one, imho.

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Reply #19 posted 08/14/14 10:22am

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Genesia said:

Richard Thompson has done this. To add a little extra spice, he puts the names of the albums in a hat and lets an audience member pick one at the beginning of the show - so he doesn't know what's coming, either.

I can't imagine Prince would give up that kind of control, though. lol

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I have a concert DVD of The Cure and they play three albums in a row.

And as far as I know this concept has been done by many other artists lately...but I can´t remember any names off the top of my head . wink

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Reply #20 posted 08/14/14 11:19am

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stillwaiting said:



SuperSoulFighter said:


thebanishedone said:

Would you like if Prince perform full albums on his concerts?


full Dirty Mind or Controversy ,Purple Rain and any other classic albums?



You mean a 30 or 40 minute concert where everything is played exactly as it is on the record? Might as well stay home and put on the album again. And there is no point in getting the original band members back, because there aren't any! Prince recorded those albums by himself. [Edited 8/14/14 1:45am] [Edited 8/14/14 1:48am] [Edited 8/14/14 1:51am]

I could've sworn all those concert tours had a full band. It was really Prince in some high tech cloning playing all the parts? Damn, this site teaches me something new everyday.



I was talking about ALBUMS, not tours. If the whole idea is to recreate the album, than that would be difficult for albums where Prince played all the instruments himself.
Getting the Revolution back together with orchestra and play a full version of Parade, that could work.
But we all know this is wishful thinking anyway...
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Reply #21 posted 08/14/14 11:39am

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I can't resist quoting Bob Dylan:
"A record is just a recording of what you were doing that day. You don't wanna live the same day over and over again now. Do ya?"
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Reply #22 posted 08/14/14 11:52am

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KoolEaze said:

Genesia said:

Richard Thompson has done this. To add a little extra spice, he puts the names of the albums in a hat and lets an audience member pick one at the beginning of the show - so he doesn't know what's coming, either.

I can't imagine Prince would give up that kind of control, though. lol

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I have a concert DVD of The Cure and they play three albums in a row.

And as far as I know this concept has been done by many other artists lately...but I can´t remember any names off the top of my head . wink

Yes did The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, and Going for the One (see my avatar!) last year. This year, Fragile, Close to the Edge, and other songs. Sometimes the order of songs is changed (with Yes, some albums have only three songs, so they didn't have much choice in how to track them on the LP). Peter Gabriel put "In Your Eyes" at the end of the album, partly because an early tracking of the album would have gone that way.

I just don't see this as very Prince-like, the way he fools around with arrangements and such. In 2000 he definitely had a least a bit of every song off PR, but not in order and not full songs.

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Reply #23 posted 08/14/14 3:16pm

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Reply #24 posted 08/15/14 1:49pm

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thedance said:

Great idea, but which Prince album should we choose.. question wink

But Prince have too many masterpiece albums, it's difficult to choose one, imho.

1999, like I said. I still think that record lends itself the most to the idea. Maybe SOTT. A lot of artists have done this. Rush, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper... I saw Jethro Tull do Thick As A Brick not so long ago. The real problem with Prince doing it is the opposite of what you describe in as much as there's only 3 or 4 Prince albums that are really listenable from beginning to end and that would lend itself to the idea.

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1999

Purple Rain

Sign O the Times

Lovesexy

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Someone said "Rainbow Children" but really? You're going to sit there and endure "Wedding Feast" along with the Darth Vader seques? That album is practically the definition of a track skipper.

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Is anyone really clamouring for a wall to wall performance of Graffitti Bridge, Diamonds and Pearls, Batman, Gold or the Symbol album (special guest appearance by Kirstie Alley!) as good as they are?

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Reply #25 posted 08/15/14 6:02pm

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He never really gave "Around the World in a Day" it's own tour. But can you imagine what the possibilities could have been?

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Reply #26 posted 08/15/14 6:55pm

SoulAlive

Definitely SOTT...maybe 1999 as well....Parade is another possibility.

thedance said:

Great idea, but which Prince album should we choose.. question wink

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Reply #27 posted 08/17/14 6:18am

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This concept is an awesome idea.

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Seen a few shows like these, and they are fantastic.

They throw in some greatest hits as an encore aswll which just adds to it.

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Which album though........ 1999 gets my vote.

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Reply #28 posted 08/18/14 5:55pm

luvsexy4all

he thought about it years ago ...never happened

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Reply #29 posted 08/19/14 12:32pm

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KoolEaze said:

Genesia said:

Richard Thompson has done this. To add a little extra spice, he puts the names of the albums in a hat and lets an audience member pick one at the beginning of the show - so he doesn't know what's coming, either.

I can't imagine Prince would give up that kind of control, though. lol

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I have a concert DVD of The Cure and they play three albums in a row.

And as far as I know this concept has been done by many other artists lately...but I can´t remember any names off the top of my head . wink

Peter Gabriel (still on tour) and Fleetwood Mac celebrated ''So'' (1986) and ''Rumours'' (1977).

For Prince, it would mean to team up again with the Revolution or the line-up from 1987/1988. Those two backing bands, were the best he ever had.

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